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Kruger 2010 - Part 13

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Kruger 2010 - Part 13

Kruger National Park 2010

A blog from my recent trip to Kruger in October 2010.

Day 15 - 24-10-2010


This is it.... our last full day in the park Frown

Tonight we are leaving Kruger and going back to Marloth Park to Freda's house.

Before leaving Byamiti, we had a walk down to the birdhide in the camp.

One of our first sightings of the day was this beautiful Kudu bull.


and these 3 spotted beauties were having a little nap next to the road.

I love hyaena and could watch them for hours.

aren't they lovely !!!


I will miss the trees....

and the elephants... and we saw plenty of them again today.


We had lunch at Lower Sabie and this White-browed Robin Chat was having a drink.


While I was having a pitstop at Lower Sabie, Joey saw a snake. The snake was in a tree at the spot where I had been watching the White-browed Robin Chat having a drink !

We continued our way and along the Sabie river we found some lions.

And a Bateleur Eagle

We saw another group of lions sleeping and hiding behind a big rock along the river. On this trip we saw 39 lions in total. Never seen this many before !


At the Nkuhlu picnic spot, I was being watched by bats Smiling


How many elephants fit under one tree ??? The answer : A lot !!! We saw a whole herd of elephants all standing under a big tree.


and finally had a great sighting of a Martial Eagle.


On this trip we had seen a few raptors, but couldn't identify them as they were all brownish and too difficult to ID for us. But this one was definitely a Martial Eagle !


The Sabie River



Buffalo in the distance


At Sunset Dam a rhino was standing in the shade of a tree and impala and zebra were drinking.

Late afternoon we arrived back at Marloth Park. It was good to be back there, I like Marloth Park. And off course it was great to see Freda again and to tell her about what we had seen on our trip.

It was a boiling hot evening & we went out for a nice dinner in a nearby lodge. When we arrived back at the house we could hear footsteps in the dark. Two weeks ago, on our first day here, we had seen kudu, impala, bushbuck & warthog at the house, but this time it was a giraffe that had walked up to the house !

A storm was brewing & we could hear lions roaring in the distance and seeing the giraffe standing just a few metres away from us with the lightning & thunder over Kruger was a special sight ! What a lovely place to live !

The next morning Freda would leave for a trip to Kruger with family, and Joey and I decided that we could spend another 1/2 day in the park as well before driving off to the airport Laughing. Our flight was only leaving in the late afternoon.


Animals seen so far : Lesser bushbaby - Vervet monkey - Chacma Baboon - Lion - Leopard - Elephant - Bushbuck - Warthog - Hippo - Wildebeest - Crocodile - Impala - Waterbuck - Nyala - Kudu - Water Monitor - Fruitbat - Giraffe - Zebra - Common Duiker - Steenbok - Buffalo - Spotted Hyaena - White Rhino - White-tailed Mongoose - Black Rhino - Scrub Hare. - Leopard tortoise - Reedbuck - Dwarf Mongoose - Slender Mongoose - Small spotted Genet - Black-backed Jackal - Chameleon - Cheetah - Banded Mongoose - Squirrel - Tree Agama - Plated Lizard - Klipspringer


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spunkytwo's picture

Have enjoyed your trip blog

Have enjoyed your trip blog and pic's greatly.  Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful adventure. 

spunkytwo's picture

Have enjoyed your trip blog

Have enjoyed your trip blog and pic's greatly.  Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful adventure. 

Penny2's picture

Thank you Gerda - I have

Thank you Gerda - I have enjoyed reading your blog Smiling

donnabac's picture

Loved seeing the whoopers so

Loved seeing the whoopers so relaxed. I'm also sorry "our" trip is ending Smiling


janirry1958's picture

I have enjoyed all the

I have enjoyed all the great blogs and pics. Thank you so much for sharing with us Gerda.

Mavis's picture

I have been enjoying your

I have been enjoying your trip so much Gerda and am just sorry that it is coming to an end.

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